A letter from the Chairman (page 2) – Introduction to the edition by the North Pennines AONB Partnership Chairman, Cllr Richard Turner.
Let’s be ‘Friends’! (page 3) – Launch of new charitable organisation Friends of the North Pennines and how to join
Volunteers digging deep into North Pennines’ past (page 4) – Latest news on the AONB Partnership’s Altogether Archaeology project
New jobs for AONB (page 5) – Two apprentice dry stone wallers start work as part of AONB Partnership’s HLF funded Heritage Skills project
Great year for grants (page 5) – How £50,000 of AONB Partnership grants have supported the community over the last year
Schools look into the science of climate change (page 6) – Latest news on the AONB Partnership’s Changing Environments and Landscape Lab (CELL) project
Teesdale found to be the bees’ knees! (page 7) – Exciting results from the bumblebee survey carried out in 2010
Giant moor mower comes to Allendale (page 7) – How damaged moorland is being given a chance to revegetate
North Pennines AONB Events Programme 2011 (pages 8 and 9) – Full details of events for spring, summer and autumn
Water voles – a clearer picture (page 10) – Findings of a three-year project by the AONB Partnership gives insights into water vole distribution
Oil beetle survey goes national (page 10) – An AONB Partnership survey gets taken up by national charity Buglife
Wild about wildlife? New project could be for you! (page 11) – WildWatch North Pennines is on its way and there’s a great opportunity to get involved
Your call could save the hen harrier (page 11) – Chris Collett of the RSPB explains how people can help protect this threatened species
A positive ‘spin’ for North Pennines wool (page 12) – North Pennines Wool Group goes from strength to strength
A house for all seasons (page 13) – A nineteenth century North Pennines farm gets a sustainable contemporary makeover
No pocket complete without one (page 14) – The North Pennines Pocket Guide for 2011/12 is out now and packed with all the information a visitor needs
Look (and listen!) out for new Geotrails (page 14) – The AONB Partnership announces three new geologically-themed leaflets – and three new audio-visual trails that can be downloaded and taken along on your walk
Fed up of floods? (page 14) – The AONB Partnership has been finding a few simple measures can protect homes from flooding
Warm memories of the ‘peat pot’ (page 15) – Ian Forbes looks back at a time when peat was burned for fuel
Hay meadows take centre stage (page 16) – New play supported by the AONB Partnership, Sward! The Story of a Meadow will tour the region this spring and summer
News in Brief (page 16) – Our news to your inbox; This season at Killhope; Get close to wildlife at free events
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